East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Devin Harris tallied a game-high 28 points to lead New Jersey to a 114-70 blowout over the Northwest Division- leading Denver Nuggets, tying the second-largest margin of victory in Nets history.
New Jersey won its season-high fourth straight game thanks to a 32-for-41 mark from the foul line and a defensive effort that held the Nuggets to 35.6 percent shooting.
Ryan Anderson recorded 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Brook Lopez dominated down low with 15 points and nine boards for the Nets, which owned a 54-30 rebounding edge. Vince Carter finished with 12 points and eight assists, and Jarvis Hayes chipped in 14 points off the bench in the win.
Denver had won four straight games and was coming off a lopsided, 124-103 victory over the lowly Wizards on Friday. But Carmelo Anthony was the only Nuggets player to finish in double figures with 15 points, while Chauncey Billups and Nene each had just nine points in the loss.
The Nets scored the final six points of the first quarter to take a 24-19 lead and jump ahead for good.
Denver's J.R. Smith scored the first bucket of the second quarter, and New Jersey answered with a 15-4 run, capped by Keyon Dooling's three-pointer for a 39-25 lead with about six minutes left in the half.
The margin moved to 59-39 at the break, and the Nets slammed the door on the visitors with a 13-2 run to end the third frame. Harris closed the surge with a three-ball for a 92-55 New Jersey advantage.
The Nets cruised to the finish in the fourth quarter as both teams emptied their benches.